Lighting Talks is GTALUG's version of an un-conference, a loosely structured short talks emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured GTALUG meetings.

If you would like to give a talk, all you have to do is write your name on a post-it and stick it on the whiteboard in the front of the room. When your talk get's picked you will have five uninterrupted minutes for you to present your idea, then five minutes of audience questions.

Schedule Five Minute Talks

  • Cipher Suites for Nginx and HAProxy with Giles Orr
  • Making the case for CASE, or: Why I Love Conditional Expressions in Postgres, SQLite, and MySQL with Myles Braithwaite
  • Add your name to this list by emailing speakers@gtalug.org


George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University

245 Church Street, Room 203 (second floor).


  • 7:30 pm Meeting and presentation.
  • 9:00 pm After each meeting a group of GTALUGers move to the The Library/ The Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St East) for beer and more socializing.